For millions of years trees have been critical in maintaining safe levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide on our planet. Trees are a source of breathable oxygen and play a vital role in addressing climate change. They filter air, sequester carbon, provide oxygen, conserve soil and water, prevent desertification, and protect and stabilise ground cover.
In Australia, native trees assist in making our agricultural areas more sustainable – preventing salinity and soil erosion, and providing shade, shelter, food, and habitat to native animals. They provide a source of timber for fuel, wood, food, fodder, essential oils, gums, resins, latex, medicines and shade. In other words, the value of trees can’t be understated!